Color-coded, wallet-sized cards and posters were created advising agents how to proceed once an offender is taken into custody.
- First-time violators are typically charged criminally. After conviction, violators are flown to Mexico City, and given a one-way bus ticket to their hometown.
- Known smugglers are typically returned to Mexico for prosecution.
- Some individuals are transferred to a remote border city hundreds of miles away and then returned to Mexico.